See Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2021 from Hanwha Techwin

Hanwha Techwin's Video Surveillance Trend Predictions of 2020 include AI End-to-End Security Solutions, Cybersecurity, Cloud-based Data Insights, Privacy Protection and Vertical Specialized Solutions.
Hanwha Techwin's Video Surveillance Trend Predictions of 2020 include AI End-to-End Security Solutions, Cybersecurity, Cloud-based Data Insights, Privacy Protection and Vertical Specialized Solutions.

Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, and a Double Platinum Award Winner in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has announced its top five key trend predictions for the security industry in 2020.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) moving to the Edge, Open Platforms, Cloud, Cybersecurity and Privacy.

1. Increasing Growth Of AI Edge-Based Solutions

Increased computing power along with improved AI algorithms are driving the trend towards AI and machine learning to be run on IoT devices instead of expensive and resource hungry on-premises data servers.

Next-generation security edge devices will be able to serve as sensors for detecting video data, radar, thermal imaging and more.

Processing much of the data on the edge and sending refined data to the server will improve the efficiency of resources and reduce processing time.

Hanwha predicts that the edge will become an open platform to create a new ecosystem through partnerships, connected devices, functions and solutions to provide high scalability and availability that can meet customer demands in a timely manner.

Hanwha Techwin Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2021
Hanwha Techwin Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2021

2. Open Platforms Will Extend to Enable Customer-Tailored Solutions

Due to rapidly changing environments and swiftly shifting consumer demands, software development cannot remain a siloed process led by a single in-house development team.

Instead, open platforms can support the collaborative development required to add new features based on user requirements and needs.

Open APIs (Application Programming Interface) are enabling specialized analytics to be integrated into core software infrastructure, empowering users to collect, analyze and report on data for specific applications.

In 2021, Hanwha Techwin aims to build a standardized and accessible framework along with the OSSA (Open Security & Safety Alliance) to offer more options to its customers that address specific regional market demands, and unique vertical market requirements.

3. Cloud Will Become Widely Adopted as a Business Insights Tool to Grow Business

As edge devices become more ‘intelligent’, cloud technology is playing an increasingly crucial role in safely managing these devices, analyzing large amounts of data and deriving useful insights.

The cloud is integral to quickly installing security patches, updating new features and managing and maintaining all edge devices as one, and the need to integrate and manage data collected from different devices has been increasing.

Hanwha Techwin plans to introduce a cloud solution that manages security devices and monitors real-time status, as well as a cloud solution that publishes reports and derives insights based on the results analyzed at each edge.

4. Cybersecurity Will Become Increasingly Crucial

In an environment where intelligent infrastructures such as smart cities, smart factories and smart retail are expanding and data is being secured at the edge level, the exposure to cyberattack is also increasing.

Verifying trusted edge devices through mutual authentication at the point of data transmission to the server or while circulating the edge’s open platform has become an essential feature.

As an effort to go beyond the company’s own security verification standards, Hanwha Techwin has aspired to establish a system that customers can trust by obtaining a cybersecurity certification from a reputable third-party certification authority.

(Hanwha Techwin strives to ensure that the entire video security system—from wisenet cameras, recording devices and software—is safe from cyber attacks. Courtesy of Hanwha Techwin and YouTube.)

5. Respect for Privacy and Data Protection to Increase

The protection of personal data should be at the foundation of the business ethics of any security organization.

As privacy protection regulations are being introduced around the world such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the video surveillance industry is increasingly adopting “privacy by design” best practices and increasing its efforts to protect personal data from misuse and abuse.

Organizations are increasingly aware of the dangers of private data breaches and are becoming more discerning when evaluating security products and solutions they can trust.

By adopting privacy by design methodologies, manufacturers can ensure that security technology can be used to its fullest without compromising the privacy of personal data.

Hanwha Techwin America Takes Double Platinum in 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is in its Fifth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the much heralded AST ‘ASTORS’ Awards Winners Presentations and exclusive Luncheon at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC has been canceled and rescheduled for 2021 due to the virus.

Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today
Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today

However, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’  Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation.

Hanwha Techwin America (First of Two)

Best CCTV Technology

  • PNV-A9081R4K Network AI IR Vandal Dome Camera

  • The PNV-A9081R is an AI-based camera that captures pristine images at up to 4K resolution while including powerful, in-camera deep learning algorithms for advanced object detection, classification and error and license-free analytics.

  • Utilizing object recognition versus motion detection all but eliminates false alarms while also providing valuable business and operations insight.

Wisenet P series AI IR Outdoor Vandal Dome Camera
Wisenet P series AI IR Outdoor Vandal Dome Camera
  • The PNV-A9081R dome camera is NDAA compliant and comes in a modular form factor with an open platform for 3rd party applications, and key features include WDR (120dB), Simple focus, H.265/H.264/MJPEG, WiseStreamⅡ compression technology, USB port for easy installation, Advanced video analytics and sound classification, True D/N, Dual SD card, Hallway view, DIS using a Gyro sensor.

  • Video Analytics based on AI, Object detection and classification(Person, Face, Vehicle, License Plate), Attribute, BestShot, Compatible with Wisenet Retail Insight v2.0 for business intelligence, age/gender-based people counting, heatmap, queue management, modular structure for easy installation, POE+/12VDC.

  • The new face mask detection analytic can detect if people are wearing/not wearing a face mask and provide notification to compatible VMS/NVRs. Face Masks are now part of the face attribute metadata for easy forensic review.

Hanwha Techwin America (Second of Two)

Best COVID-19 Detection Innovation

  • The application provides government facilities with highly accurate, real-time data on the number of people entering and leaving a building, and also provides retailers, houses of worship, museums, entertainment facilities, restaurants and more with highly accurate, real-time data on the number of people in a facility at any given time.

(Easily monitor public spaces to maintain safe occupancy levels. The Hanwha Techwin Occupancy Monitoring System combines 4K camera resolution with edge-based AI video analytics so you can easily maintain safe building occupancy levels to protect employees and customers. Courtesy of Hanwha Techwin America and YouTube.)

  • When a pre-set maximum capacity level is reached, the application generates alarm outputs to control automatic doors or a traffic light beacon.

  • The Occupancy Monitoring System also generates red “wait” or green “enter” customizable text messages that can be displayed on monitors.

  • The system aggregates occupancy data from up to 8 cameras at 8 entrances/exists simultaneously, making it suitable for not only small business but also large enterprise.

  • *Hanwha Techwin America was also recognized in the 2019 and 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

Hanwha Techwin america logoHanwha Techwin America is a subsidiary of Hanwha Corporation, a leading global supplier of solutions for IP and analog video surveillance.

Building on the company’s history of innovation, Hanwha Techwin America is dedicated to providing solutions with the highest levels of performance, reliability and cost-efficiency for professional security applications.

(Learn More about Hanwha Techwin. Courtesy of Hanwha Techwin and YouTube.)

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